How to Cook Perfect Poached Eggs

Welcome to my series on how to cook eggs.

How to cook perfect poached eggs - Putia Pure Food Kitchen poached eggs, photo by-veraraneri

Cooking eggs sounds simple, but people often ask me how to cook perfect poached eggs without them being over or undercooked or sticking to the pan.

Eating eggs 2-3 times a week is a great way to enjoy a lean healthy protein. Protein is made up of amino acids which are the building blocks of our bodies with hormones, skin, blood cells and muscles all relying on a regular supply of amino acids. Including lean proteins in each meal is a great way to keep you feeling fuller for longer helping to prevent that afternoon snacking usually on sugary or high fat foods. Ideally as part of your lean protein intake the recommended amount of protein is 1-3 serves a day.

So here are my tips on how to cook perfect poached eggs.

All you need is a decent sized frying pan and a slotted spoon.

The gently boiling water in the frying pan needs to be deep enough to cover the eggs.

Crack each egg confidently on the side of the pan and lower it gently into the water.

With the slotted spoon, gently splash the water over the egg so that it cooks the top of the egg.

It only takes 2 or 3 minutes to cook a soft poached egg.  Gently touch the yolk to test that it is cooked.

Lift the poached egg out with the slotted spoon and lay it on a bed of spinach leaves, add seasoning or relish.


Watch my You Tube video “How to Poach Eggs”  and subscribe to my Putia Pure Food Kitchen channel.

Photo by @veraraneri.

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